Friday, October 03, 2008

Olympic curling tickets today! But DON'T PANIC!









As TCN readers are aware, we were the very first curling media org to talk about Vancouver 2010 Olympic tickets – the where, when, how and also the how much.

So, are you panicking that VANOC curling tickets, plus those for ceremonies and other sports, went on sale today? Are you terrified you’ve missed/are missing the boat?

Relax. You haven’t.

As the WCF said last week, non-Canadians need to consult with their respective National Olympic Committees to find out which company is the official ticketing agent in said country... although we do acknowledge that it is best to do this sooner than later!

And please note the emphasis on the word official, okay?

Canadians, meanwhile, have over a month to decide exactly what they want to see. Honest. As the CBC said last month, and many media outlets are reinforcing today, the rather hefty Canadian allotment of tickets is NOT first-come-first-served... it is a lottery, and the final deadline to request your allotment is in early November.

Got that? We shall spell it out for you further:

There is zero difference between requesting your tickets today, and requesting them days or even weeks from now.

So – Canadians – without further preamble, here is your official VANOC ticket portal. Start thinking about who, what, where and when – and yes, how much? – but for heaven’s sake, take a chill pill on the urgency.

Just relax.

After all, it’s Friday, which means you deserve another linkfest... courtesy of your friendly neighborhood TCN Blog ...


• More Women of Curling Calendar hullaballoos? Yes indeed, there are a) many b) such c) examples of continuing excitement, and some from sources that are growing increasingly more risque (five links hereby not posted). For his part, Bob Weeks has offered somewhat grudging support, and yes, we ourselves are also amazed at the continued media interest ...

• BTW, Bob also posted a hilarious comment about curling legends adopting Facebook. For more on the Facebook curling phenomenon, check out the story we printed in our November 2007 issue. The Curling News Facebook Group, meanwhile, now numbers over 1,100 ...

• Congrats and welcome back to junior boosters M&M Meat Shops ...

Joe Pavia reports that the third Steski brother – well, the first, to be precise – is miffed at the Asham World Curling Tour ...

Kirk Penton sez that KPark is now eligible to compete in Manitoba’s Safeway playdowns with skipper Jeff Stoughton ...

• Is there a new facility in the works for Fogerty, MN?

Cheese curling? Um, ok...

• Speaking of Facebook and all those darned techie whatnot-thingys, The Winos seem to be fully dialed in ...

• Looks like local curling media coverage in Inverness seems to be on the upswing ...

• And still with the curling homeland, will Kinross indeed become the epicentre of Scottish curling?

• DID YOU KNOW: that our mates over at Curling Today have gone right round the bend?

• Belay that: the curling inclusion in this blogpost is clearly more bizarre ...

• Any Manitobans want to hear regional tour honcho Andy Stewart, from a radio interview on Brandon’s CJLQ? Well, just click here ...

• Membership drives are underway in Whitehorse ...

• The SoCal club is once again up and running here, starting October 11 ...

Bob Ursel is among a fine field of men’s and women’s teams in Vernon this weekend ...

• And finally, the Quote of The Day... it’s no surprise that Kevin Martin feels that last April’s World championship victory “was something I needed to get out of the way” ...

1 comment:

john said...

Hi everyone...I am John from Mexico..I have seen your forum...
Nice information provided here which is very useful to everyone....There is zero difference between requesting your tickets today, and requesting them days or even weeks from now.....
thanks for posting...Let me know more about this.....
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